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Grease your drive shaft slip joint!!

So I have this used F350 all stock (love it!) and since purchasing it I have had some issues....one if the issues were 3 quick surges or grabbing type feelings from a standing stop (auto tranny). It would do this as all types of starts (slow and easy or hard). I though my tranny was going out, and I posted this on another forum and that was the consensus as well.

In addition to that, I always thought the shifts were too firm for a stock truck. The 4th/TC lock was enough to give you a good jolt, but all of them seems harsh not just 4th - not firm like a chip would do, but harsh (my last truck had a chip).

Well, this morning I was under the truck and noticed that one of the bands securing the slip yoke boot was missing and that allowed the grease to get VERY dry. After fixen this up the truck drives like NEW...wow....I was saving up for a BTS - but it looks like I may put that off for a while...

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Re: Grease your drive shaft slip joint!!

I just greased mine yesterday as well..........

I had the "clunk" when I would stop or go.

It feels so good to stop at red lights without that annoying noise anymore.

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Re: Grease your drive shaft slip joint!!

Good advice! I better check mine...

BTW, you may want to fill out your "Signature" so that people know what kind of truck you are talking about (Year, tranny, any mods, etc.) in case you have problems in the future...they can better diagnose. Just a friendly suggestion.

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Re: Grease your drive shaft slip joint!!

Isn/t there a special grease for this ?? What did you use ? Where did you get it? Details man I need details! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Grease your drive shaft slip joint!!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: techkdb</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Isn/t there a special grease for this ?? What did you use ? Where did you get it? Details man I need details! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img] </div></div>

I used my off the shelf grease (forgot the type, but it's synthetic). I had little or no grease in there, so I would have used butter if I had to!!! Luckly, no damage to the splines, so I may re-clean and use the Ford stuff at some point...

I can't believe how much better the truck drives...

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Re: Grease your drive shaft slip joint!!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: tworocks</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: techkdb</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Isn/t there a special grease for this ?? What did you use ? Where did you get it? Details man I need details! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img] </div></div>

I used my off the shelf grease (forgot the type, but it's synthetic). I had little or no grease in there, so I would have used butter if I had to!!! Luckly, no damage to the splines, so I may re-clean and use the Ford stuff at some point...

I can't believe how much better the truck drives... </div></div>

Yea .. I think it's some kind of blue grease ... can't recall .. Hoping someone with shop knowledge of ite will jump in here .. Where you able to save the bands?? How did you get them off?

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Re: Grease your drive shaft slip joint!!

I cut them with snips and replaced with strong zip ties. Also used a synthetic wheel bearing grease.
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Re: Grease your drive shaft slip joint!!

Ford does have a special grease, I have some sitting down at work. I'll post the part number when I can drag myself out of bed and head down there.

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Re: Grease your drive shaft slip joint!!

Been using the Slick-50 synthetic grease for 4 years now. Grease the joint once a year as a preventive measure.

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Re: Grease your drive shaft slip joint!!

Can anyone post a pic so I know exactly where to look and put the grease?

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Ford part number D2AZ-19590-A. Thats 1 pound of teflon grease. I think its specially made from smurf snot.

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where are youll talking about ??

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Onecrazyblackredneck</div><div class="ubbcode-body">where are youll talking about ?? </div></div>

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huh wow thanks, that is about as helpful as it gets.

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Re: Grease your drive shaft slip joint!!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Big94Ford</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Ford part number D2AZ-19590-A. Thats 1 pound of teflon grease. I think its specially made from smurf snot.</div></div>

Hey 'Big' thanks!

Is this a Ford only part/thing? Or is there some known/official substitute?

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